Next on the list of “complete series DVD sets that Shout Factory puts out to please fan collectors” — earlier this summer, they did Transformers — is the boys’ favorite, G.I. Joe.
The G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero Complete Series Limited Edition Collector’s Set comes in a footlocker (of course). The 95 episodes are found on 17 DVDs, along with lots of bonus material. Here’s the description:
Loaded with over 36 hours of content, this 17-disc collector’s set of G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero contains all 95 episodes including the final episodes that have never been available on DVD until now, brand-new bonus features celebrating G.I. JOE’s rich history, a special collectible book, an exclusive 1-GB “Dog Tag” Flash Drive (USB 2.0) with G.I. JOE silent comics, and special Arashikage and Cobra rub-on tattoos…. Plus, there is a special DVD place holder inside [the footlocker] case for the G.I. JOE original animated movie when it becomes available next year!
That’s thinking ahead, and it’s the kind of detail that dedicated fans appreciate. You can order the set now from the website for $145, or it will be in stores on November 10 at a suggested list price of $180. Maybe that allows for the store to give a discount of 20%, which brings the price to … $144! Imagine that coincidence!
The bonus features on DVD include:
- Looking Back with writer Ron Friedman, Parts One, Two, and Three
- “Knowing Is Half the Battle” PSAs
- G.I. JOE’s original 1963 Toy Fair presentation
- Archival Hasbro toy commercials
- Printable “Jungle Trap” script
- Every Day Heroes: The History of G.I. JOE (includes brand-new interviews)
- Men & Women of Action: Creating the G.I. JOE Animated Series (with creative team members and voice talent)
- Voices of A Real American Hero (roundtable discussion with eight voice cast members, including those who played Duke, Spirit, Destro, Serpentor, and Scarlett)
- Greenshirts: The G.I. JOE Fandom
- Declassified: A Conversation With Larry Hama
- Fan Material – Live-action fan film Battle for the Serpent Stone